Google AI looks at your eyes to predict heart disease risk


Google’s deep learning tech is able to predict cardiovascular risk in any given individual simply using images of their retina. The algorithm potentially makes it quicker and easier for doctors to analyze a patient’s cardiovascular risk.

Google and Verily’s scientists used machine learning to analyze a medical dataset of nearly 300,000 patients.Google indicates that its researchers will train the algorithms using larger datasets in the future.

The system can also use retinal images to predict risk factors, which Google says includes things like the patient’s gender and age.

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